Guardian ad litem volunteer
A Bergen CASA child Advocate has a similar role as a guardian ad litem except that they are strictly acting in a volunteer capacity.
At Bergen County CASA, our volunteer child Advocates are the heart and soul of our non profit organization based in Northern New Jersey. Our foster children come from towns throughout the county including: Hackensack, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, and beyond.
Many people looking to work as a guardian ad litem become a Court Appointed Special Advocate or CASA instead; while others volunteer behind the scenes in administrative and support capacities.
Email info@BergenCasa.org to learn more or click the button below to get started on becoming a CASA.
A Guardian Ad Litem in Bergen County is a paid position that can only be held by a lawyer.
Bergen CASA trains volunteers to be Court Appointed Special Advocates which (in some locations in the USA are called Guardians Ad Litem). Our CASA commit to remaining on their appointed case for at least 2 years but ideally until the case is successfully resolved and the child is in a loving permanent home.
Ensuring the well-being of foster children involves addressing a wide range of issues, including: living arrangements, health, education, parental visitations, and permanent family placements. Our CASAs are uniquely positioned to help identify and fulfill gaps in specific services, by investigating different problems a child is confronting, monitoring individual cases to determine whether Court orders have been followed, and advocating for changes to a child’s service plan and Court orders, as necessary. Through this work, our CASAs help increase a child’s access to health care services, therapy, educational opportunities, and visitations with family members.